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Charles II 1666 Crown

Charles II (1660-85),silver Crown, 1666, second laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform emblematic shields, interlinked Cs in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, nine strings to Irish harp, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, MAG. BR.FRA. ET.HIB REX. edge inscribed in raised letters, +.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN.*.ANNO. REGNI. XVIII., weight 29.77g (Bull 366; ESC 32; S.3355).Toned, a number of nicks mainly on obverse, rim nick at 9 o'clock, weak at centre of bust, good fine to almost very fine.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles the Second, by the grace of God" and on the reverse, "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the 18th year of the reign." The regnal year for Charles II always ignores the Commonwealth period and counts the regnal year from the death of his Father in January 1648/9.

We note the silver output for the calendar year of 1666 was a mere £37,144 and would have been spread across Crowns, Halfcrowns and Shillings, the fourth lowest of the milled period in this reign.

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